We all want an enviable lawn, but few of us have the time or energy to keep our lawn looking its best. Here are some of the ways that an expert can take your lawn care to the next level.
Lawn experts can help identify the type of grass you’re growing in your yard. Knowing your grass type is important because it determines how much water it needs, where it will thrive, and its maintainance schedule.
If you live in the Northern United States, you most likely have cool season grasses in your lawn. Cool season grasses can handle a wide array of temperatures but can turn brown and dormant if they don’t get enough water. The Southern States have warm weather grasses. These tend to die off when the weather gets cold and so a southern lawn may need to be seeded with a cover crop in the fall to keep it looking lush. Transition zone grasses work in the central parts of the US and have some of the heat-tolerant benefits of warm grasses, but can withstand colder temperatures, too.
Unfortunately, not everyone has the right type of grass growing in their yard. Despite your best efforts, warm weather grass is not going to thrive in North Dakota. Lawn care experts can make sure you have the right seed in the right places.
Mowing is essential to great lawn care, but do you know the optimal length for your lawn? The experts do. While some grass varieties have been cultivated to tolerate shorter lengths, most grasses do best with a 3” mow. Again, this is hard to eyeball, but a pro has had experience making many different types of lawns look great.
Finally, if weeds do crop up, most lawn care experts have had experience using effective herbicides that can take care of weeds without burning holes in your turf. Let a pro do the dirty work, while you kick off your shoes and enjoy the lush green yard you’ve always wanted.